Boxers Chisora and Haye Cause a Ruckus in Munich
Recent brawl between two of the biggest names in British boxing cause headaches and bruising—for the industry
While the British Boxing Board consider charging Dereck Chisora with misconduct, it has been announced that the board have no authority over brawl-mate David Haye. Since Haye is not a license-holder with the umbrella organisation, they hold no sway over him and have no power to reprimand Haye despite his participation in a fight on Sunday.
The brawl took place in Munich, Germany, following a fight between Chisora and Vitali Klitschko, in the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship. The British Boxing Board of Control announced in a statement that they were investigating the behaviour of Dereck Chisora “prior, during and after” his contest on February 18.
The board could find Chisora guilty for misconduct under Regulation 25. After speaking to police in Germany, Chisora was released and returned home.
Some have speculated that Chisora could be banned by the British Boxing Board of Control – for life. Before the fight, Chisora was seen slapping his opponent and spitting water into the face of his opponent’s brother. Johnny Nelson, a former WBO cruiserweight champion, told Sky Sports News that he believes Chisora should be prohibited from playing.
"He needs to know that if this is what he's going to do, if this is how he's going to act, there's going to be consequences - not a fine... ban him, suspend him, do something. Try to take his licence off him. He needs be controlled. Obviously there is no control because still things like this happen," said Nelson.